Evidence Essentials

Welcome to Cochrane Interactive Learning

Welcome to Cochrane Evidence Essentials

Cochrane Evidence Essentials is a free online resource offering an introduction to health evidence, and how to use it to make informed health choices.
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Cochrane Evidence Essentials is an introduction to Evidence Based Medicine, clinical trials and Cochrane evidence. It is designed for healthcare consumers (patients, care givers, family members), policy makers and members of the healthcare team

You will be guided through the modules by the personal learning journey of ‘Eleni’, a fictional consumer. The modules are presented in the form of a story, but you are free to skip this and explore the learning in any way you choose. The learning is interactive, with things to read, film and audio, quizzes, and ways to check your learning. There are links to further resources if you wish to continue learning about a particular topic.

This learning has been co-produced by healthcare consumers, researchers and specialists from Cochrane’s Central Executive Team, with contributions from a range of experts in their fields.

Cochrane Evidence Essentials is free to use, with a Cochrane account (free to sign up). 

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